Saturday, December 28, 2013

Decorating With Vintage Advertising Signs

By Harriett Crosby

When it comes to decorating choices, there are many routes in which to go. However, the bottom line for many looking to make the most of their money without making their room or other living space look like a cookie cutter design is how much it will cost. For the person who wants a unique style without taking a lot of time or spending a lot of money should consider vintage advertising signs.

These are a great choice because for some they tend to bring back nostalgic feelings about a product or service. Other people like to add these as part of their decoration because many are colorful, have memorable images or textual content that may be illustrated or are cartoon like. It is rare to find these unique qualities in advertising displays of today.

For a long time, businesses have done this to bring a vintage feel to their operation. In most cases, the signage is usually handed down from the previous owner along with other items that came with the location. Whatever the reason, they add certain feel to most spaces and for the most part, are easy to install and maintain.

Some like to go with a theme, pattern, or color scheme when it comes to decorating a room or living space. Having one room decorated in one color is common and many will go to lengths to ensure this is consistent throughout. Choosing signs that use a color of other feature tends to add a great aesthetic to a room or space.

For anyone who is wondering where to find these signs there are a number of options. There are many online retailers that sell clean prints, often at good prices and some even offer discounts on large orders. Those looking for originals may have quite a hunt on their hands and, depending on a number of factors, they may find themselves paying a nice amount of money.

While some originals can be found at auctions, thrift stores, and other unusual places, these can be few and far between when it comes to selection. There are also private collectors that can be found both online and offline, however it is best to conduct independent research on the selling history and customer satisfaction before handing over any personal information, such as a credit card. This helps to protect the buyer from fraud and other illegal activities.

There are people who like to go full force when they decorate a space using retro signs. They may choose bric a brac, furniture, and other items to complement the sign or do this as a way to pay homage to a certain time period. Many find this to be entertaining as it may be a conversation piece for guests.

To get some ideas, it is a good idea to visit any online store and get ideas. Once a person has seen something that catches their eye, they should begin filtering those with a great reputation or have been in business for a few years. Vintage advertising signs are a great way to decorate a room without a lot of fuss or expense.

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